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Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic DermatologyCosmetic dermatology uses the science of medicine and advances in dermatology to provide treatment options that improve a person's appearance.

While medical dermatology and surgery focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin disease, cosmetic dermatology focuses on shaping the appearance of the skin.

Some people may seek to alter the effects of aging, such as the wrinkles and age spots that mount with passing years. Others may have medical conditions, such as rosacea, that alter their appearance and that warrants evaluating cosmetic treatment options.

All patients that wish to “look good” may be interested in the art and science of cosmetic dermatology.


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